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Semisweet Chocolate and Peanut Bars

Talk about cookies that raise the bar! Buttery pastry, dark chocolate, and peanuts make for a luscious, creamy-crunchy-nutty experience.



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¼ cup sugar
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1½ cups all-purpose flour
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½ tsp. baking powder
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½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
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1 Tbs. vanilla extract
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1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
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¼ cup peanut butter chips
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1¼ cups condensed milk
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1 cup salted, roasted peanuts, finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 11- x 7-inch baking pan with cooking spray, and line with parchment paper or foil. Coat again with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder in bowl. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Press crust into bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool.

3. Combine chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and condensed milk in bowl set over simmering water. Whisk until thick and smooth. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over crust with spatula. Press peanuts firmly into top of chocolate mixture. Cool to room temperature, then chill until firm. Cut into 35 bars.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
16 g
11 mg
79 mg
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11 g
Makes 35 miniature bars

Comments on this Recipe

I just made a batch of these and was really disappointed. I used sweetened condensed milk because that is what I had (and I thought that all condensed milk was sweetened as opposed to evaporated milk.) My bars came out very crumbly on the bottom and way too gooey on top -- even in the fridge they did not set up like the picture above. Also, extremely sweet for my taste. It would be helpful if the recipe stated what kind of condensed milk - sweetened or not. Maybe that's were I went wrong? I'd love to hear from others!

This is amazing! My girlfriend and I likened it to a snicker bar! We made a second batch as soon as we tasted the first!